Finding Your Roots - Is there a category for this TV Show?

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I have just finished watching the Finding Your Roots episodes that has Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen as guests.

I know that the UK and USA shows WDYTYA are both categories here on wikitree.

Is there a category for Finding Your Roots?

I ask because the FYR episode had a direct link from Ted Danson (Danson-14) to the Puritan outspoken woman, Anne Hutchinson (Marbury-2)

When I did a geneaological finder check between Anne and Ted, I got a 6th cousin 12 times removed. He is supposed to be a direct descendant.

So I checked the tree on FYR and made notes of the direct line descent between Ted and Anne and then followed that same line here on wikitree.

It was broken at the 3x great grandmother.

The descent down from Anne Hutchinson is broken after the 3x great grandchildren. There are 2 missing generations.  Both of those generations are already on Wikitree, but not connected.

One mentioned the FYR episode, and the other one mentions the DAR file because that person married a man who fought during the revolutonary war.

Neither of these 2 profiles have the absent children or parents named. Do I still have to add sources in order to link these profiles to where they need to go?

I want to give Ted a direct descent as per the FYR TV episode!!

And a category link as well.


WikiTree profile: Danson-14
asked in Policy and Style by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
I found the right categories!!

Still no category for FYR - can someone make one?

1 Answer

+3 votes
Best answer
Category:Finding Your Roots has now been created
answered by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (357k points)
selected by Charlotte Shockey
Thank you so much Scott!!!!
I added a table to the FYR category page with all the guests on the show. Many are already on WikiTree and are Notables and/or protected from edits.
Wow, how long did that table take to make? Very impressive!!  Thanks for doing that!!
I'm pretty handy with Excel. Once I got the program information off of Wikipedia, I made formulas in another column that created the strings that make the table in WikiTree.

BTW, out of 110 guests, I have categorized all but 24.

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